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(pictured above Lot 3 by Umatilla x Gambetta - 2011 Autumn Yearling Sale)

Elvstroem filly Circumference made a slashing winning debut at Seymour yesterday. Despite a large betting drift on course the 3YO filly won the Avenue Retravision Maiden Plate (1209m) in slashing style, she settled outside the leader and upon straightening she quickly claimed the leader before racing away to win by 1-1/4 lenghts and showing that their is plenty to look forward for the daughter of Elvstroem.

The victory was particularly sweet for us at Blue Gum Farm as the win showcased some of the hallmarks of the farm. The filly is by Elvstroem who has stood at Blue Gum Farm for the past six seasons and she is out of the Spinning World mare, Gambetta who herself is a half sister to dual Group 1 Winner Umrum, himself by the now retired stallion Umatilla who also stood at Blue Gum Farm with great distinction and to this day has sired 32 stakeswinners.

Gathering by the breathtaking win by Circumference there is plenty to look forward to within this family. In addition to this Blue Gum Farm have the half brother to Circumference heading to the 2011 Autumn Yearling Sale at Oaklands - Lot 3 a handsome Bay Colt by Umatilla, which makes him a 3/4 brother to Umrum. With the mare having two foals to the racetrack for two winners and a pedigree to match this colt is more than worthy of inspection.

Things don't just stop there either, as Blue Gum Farm have entered Gambetta's weanling Bay Colt by Astronomer Royal (Champion 3YO male miler in France) for sale at the 2011 Australian Weanling Sale to be held at Newmarket 22-24 June 2011. Oncemore, Gambetta is successfully in foal to dual G1 Winner and first season sire Turffontein on a 12th September 2010 cover and we look forward to the arrival of this foal in early August 2011.

What is of note is to read the following news story on the Ellerton-Zahra Racing website which highlights their high opinion of Circumference. Click here

To view Gambetta's latest foal by Astronomer Royal click here.

To view Lot 3 - Umatilla x Gambetta as a foal click on the below attachment.

(Circumference, 3YO F Elvstroem x Gambetta, Sold 2009 Autumn Yearling Sale, Lot 236, Vendor - Blue Gum Farm, Purchased by Barrie & Midge Griffiths $20,000

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